Award Winning Design
Serving Austin and Central Texas
Unique interior design to complement your unique taste.
2303 Designs is the culmination of over 50 years of design experience between award-winning interior designers Roger Kahlbau, and Susan Rhodes.
How Our Experience Helps You
We specialize in helping you select furnishings that perform and portray exactly who you are and what you desire.
We can provide floor plans, window treatments, accessories, art, rugs, lighting…..whatever you need to pull your project together. We welcome projects of all sizes and can take your space in any direction – traditional, contemporary… You name it, we nail it.
Our Dedicated Team
Susan began dreaming of a career in art and design as early as the age of 14, when she was inspired by her future mentor and renowned artist, Betty Rhodes.
After graduating high school, she began her formal education at University of North Texas in Home Furnishing and Merchandising; during this time she was also employed at Betty Rhodes Gallery. Susan aspired to own and manage the Gallery and carry out Betty’s legacy.
The road instead thrust her into a 30 plus year career working for various high end furniture retailers in Minnesota, Dallas, McKinney, and Austin.
Along the journey Susan prepared for the NCIDQ exam, as a means of furthering her professional knowledge to provide the expertise and design talent she delivers.
When Susan is not assisting on a remodel, staging, or furnishing a home, she enjoys exercise, dining out, wine tastings, and gathering with, as well as entertaining friends and family.
- HGTV’s Designer’s Challenge
- Numerous annual Parade Home awards
- “People’s Choice Best in Show” designer award
Roger has been a practicing interior designer in Austin for over 30 years.
After graduating with his degree in Interior Design. He launched his career by working for a model home merchandizing company, designing, and installing award winning model homes across the U.S.
Working for the number one Austin design firm in the 90’s, he acted as the buyer, and interior designer director for a team of 15 designers striving for excellence in all areas.
Becoming a business owner/partner Roger brings his varied experience in business along with his expansive creativity to each project.
From opera to ranching, fine art to horseshoes, he has lived and is comfortable in a multitude of worlds. His passion beyond interior design includes but not limited to time with family and friends, world travel, fine wine, and treasure hunting for that perfect piece to complete a space.
Design Assistant/Office Manager
As design assistant and office manager, Renee is an instrumental support for both Roger and Susan.
She discovered in her late 20’s her passion for interior design.
She loves to create a space that is welcoming, bright, and peaceful. She loves mixing styles, patterns, and textures to create an overall story within a space.
Renee graduated from University of North Texas with her B.F.A in Interior Design. Her background consists of highly focused sales roles, and where she honed her customer service skills.
She is the backbone of our design team. Her attention to detail is impeccable. When she is not in the design studio, she loves spending time with her family, being a Scout & band mom, trying to craft, and spending time with her precious maltipoo, Bianca.